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Murder charge laid in 2017 Halifax death ruled homicide just weeks ago
Investigators arrested Troy Edward William Clayton Friday. He appeared Monday in Halifax provincial court to face a charge of second-degree murder. Clayton is slated to return to court April 25, possibly to set dates for a preliminary inquiry.

Lokeny was found with a head injury at about 7:30 p.m. on July 20, 2017 at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen streets. He died in hospital on Aug. 28, 2017.

Man charged with second degree murder in Benjamin Lokeny death

“Through the investigation, officers obtained information that Benjamin had been assaulted by another man believed to be known to him,” said a police news release.

"Our thoughts remain with Benjamin's loved ones and we hope the charges announced today will bring some measure of comfort to them," said HRP in a news release.

“The Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy, and after completing further in-depth testing, ruled Benjamin’s death a homicide.”

A 52-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 2017 death of Benjamin Loka Lokeny, who was found badly injured near a Halifax intersection and later died in hospital.

On July 20, 2017, police were called to the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen streets for reports that someone was injured. Officers found Lokeny, 51, suffering from a head injury.

The Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy, and after further in-depth testing, they ruled Lokeny's death a homicide earlier this month.

Halifax Regional Police said Monday they arrested Troy Edward William Clayton, 52, on Friday in Halifax. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court Monday to face a charge of second-degree murder.

Police arrested Troy Edward William Clayton on Friday in Halifax. The 52-year-old will appear in Halifax Provincial Court Monday.

Halifax Regional Police announced earlier this month that Lokeny's death had been declared a homicide. Police said an autopsy was conducted and after further in-depth testing, the medical examiner determined Lokeny's death was a homicide.

Halifax Regional Police have charged a Halifax man with second degree murder in the death of Benjamin Loka Lokeny.

The Lokeny case was recently added to Nova Scotia's major unsolved crimes program, which means the province is willing to pay as much as $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed him.

He was rushed to hospital where he remained in a coma for over a month until he died on Aug. 28, 2017.